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Review: Cotopaxi Sueño Sleeping Bag

posted by gumptiongear June 12, 2017 0 comments

If versatility and comfort are your thing, then the Cotopaxi Sueño 15-Degree Down Sleeping Bag might just be your new bag of choice. The Sueño doesn’t just keep you warm and comfy when you’re camped out in the backcountry; it also gets the job done when you’re couch surfing your way across the Sierra in search of the perfect sunset.
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Outdoor Adaptability: Cotopaxi Inti 2

posted by gumptiongear May 23, 2017 0 comments

‘The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.’ – Kakuzo Okakura

Real life is not static. Its only rule is change, and nowhere is that truth more evident than in the midst of a life spent outdoors. The successful navigation of these moments of change is dependent upon our ability to adapt and adjust. And that’s the reason we admire the Inti 2 from Cotopaxi.

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Review: Stio Azura XT Hooded Jacket

posted by gumptiongear March 14, 2017 0 comments

With a trim, technical fit and packable design, the Azura XT Hooded Jacket is an all-conditions alpine insulator, featuring PrimaLoft® Gold insulation for year-round, weather-resistant warmth. Ready to stand in as your new mountain wing-man, the Stio Azura XT (available for men and women) keeps you comfortably warm on active alpine ascents and less-active base camp recovery sessions.

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Gear Guide: Best Insulated Jackets 2016

posted by gumptiongear January 10, 2017 0 comments

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‘Tis the season when jackets and beanies come out of hibernation to help fight off rosy-nose temps.

Perhaps you’re looking for an insulated option to wear to and from the office, hiking the final summit of the season, or the right option to layer under a shell while blasting through waist-deep powder in single-digit sunshine. Regardless of how you spend your time, the right insulated jacket is your ticket to better cold weather adventures.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

posted by gumptiongear December 4, 2016 0 comments

mv3a2756With the Holiday Season fully upon us, it’s time to grant loved ones their gear wishes.  Whether their passion of choice is hiking, ascending mountains, or just good ol’ fashioned outdoor revelry, we’ve got you covered. Following is our editors’ definitive holiday gift guide chock-full of do anything, go anywhere products for the seriously savvy outdoor fanatics.
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Review: MSR FlyLite Minimalist Backpacking Tent

posted by gumptiongear October 5, 2016 0 comments

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Lightweight, spacious, and versatile, the MSR FlyLite 2-Person Minimalist Backpacking Tent features a unique design coupled with MSR weight-saving technologies to offer ounce-counters, speed trekkers, and back country explorers a lightweight full-protection shelter.

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Lighter, Faster Fixed Blade Options For A Life On The Trail

posted by gumptiongear August 30, 2016 0 comments

MV3A1695Carrying a knife when you’re outdoors is a no-brainer. And carrying an outdoor fixed blade knife is an indicator that sweet experience has taught you how to be an outdoor boss. When you’re running your adventures hard and fast, the right fixed blade knife cuts down on weight and eliminates the chances of your knife failing when you’re off the beaten path.

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Review: Smith & Sons Knife Co. Brave

posted by gumptiongear August 26, 2016 0 comments

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Proudly conceived and produced in Sulphur Louisiana, the Smith & Sons Brave sets an impressive standard for fixed blade EDC knives. Endowed with state-of-the-art quality, impeccable resilience and a razor sharp blade, the American made Brave has managed to carve out a place of prominence in our own personal gear stash. Continue Reading

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L.L. Bean Northwoods 6-Person Cabin Tent

posted by gumptiongear July 18, 2016 0 comments

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The L.L. Bean Northwoods 6-Person 3-Season Cabin Tent isn’t really something you want toss on your back and head out on the trail with, but for car camping or backyard excursions, it’s the perfect shelter for the whole family. In typical L.L. Bean style, this tent offers exceptionally roomy design with an easy set-up and dependable construction.  

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American Pride: The Hazen Legion 6.0 Manufactured by Tops Knives

posted by gumptiongear May 11, 2016 0 comments

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A wise man once said: Never be caught in a life or death situation without your knife. It could be your last line of defense or your first line of survival.  Whether you’re being deployed to a foreign land, or you are in need a professional level tool for your adventures in the deep backwoods, the Hazen Legion 6.0 from TOPS Knives is a force to be reckoned with. Continue Reading